"After Osama bin Laden’s corpse was slipped into the North Arabian Sea, the White House’s chief counterterrorism adviser declared that the United States had buried him 'in strict conformance with Islamic precepts and practices'." But it turns out that what was done either offended or confused most Muslims around the world and was not actually in accord with Islamic practices. Should we care? Perhaps not. But what was said just proves once again how little Washington understands anything about the Islamic world.
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